Duke Nicholas School of the Environment 30 X 30 Masters Project
During the 2020/2021 academic year, a team of four very talented graduate students led a research project exploring 30 x 30 and ecosystem services in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as part of their Duke Nicholas School of the Environment Master’s project.
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Students that worked on this project
Erik Rieger holds a Master of Environmental Management degree and certificate in Geospatial Analysis from Duke University. As a former farmer, he is interested in applications of earth science at the nexus of agriculture and conservation.
Chuqi Cai is passionate about the cost and benefits of sustaining a natural ecosystem that could allow accomplishing long-lasting conservation along with economic development. She graduated with a Master of Environmental Management in Environmental Economics and Policy at Duke University. She enjoys reading, hiking, and road trips with friends.
Cate recently graduated from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University with a Masters in Environmental Management. She is passionate about using innovative geospatial and scientific tools to incorporate consideration of ecosystem services and environmental justice into land use planning, policy, and management. Prior to graduate school she worked in land stewardship at a land trust in Western North Carolina, conserving and stewarding lands throughout Southern Appalachia. A Pacific Northwest native, she hails from Seattle and spent her undergraduate years at University of Oregon.
Ardath Dixon earned a Master of Environmental Management degree spring 2021 from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Her focus was Ecosystem Science and Conservation, and she received the Geospatial Analysis Certificate. Prior to Duke, she worked in outdoor education, social work, and tourism, following a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Trinity College – Hartford. She enjoys backpacking, cycling, trivia, music, and boats of all kinds.